"Precarious cognitive workers are forced to think in terms of competition. You can become friends with another person on Facebook, but genuine friendship is difficult under conditions of virtual isolation and intense economic competition. If we want to find the way towards autonomous collective subjectivation we have to generate cognitarian awareness with regard to an erotic, social body of the general intellect. The way to autonomous and collective subjectivation starts here: from the general intellect searching for a body."
-BIFO on e-flux: http://www.e-flux.com/journal/cognitarian-subjectivation/
LOVE this essay. If you read only one text on immaterial labour theory, make it this one.
The Endless Interior: Calgary’s Plus 15 Skywalk System
The Plus15 Network as of 2014.From: http://calgaryplus15.com/ The Plus 15 (or +15) is the world’s most extensive pedestrian skywalk system, connecting more than 100 buildings in downton Calgary, Alberta, Canada at a height of 15 feet (approximately 4,5 metres) above street level….Read more on:http://socks-studio.com/2014/04/13/the-endless-interior-calgarys-plus-15-skywalk-system/
calgary, private public, walkways, Architecture, Territories
A baby formula factory in San Francisco California. Falk & Booth Architects and Engineers. From Buildings for Industry (1957) by the Dodge Corporation.
Rino Levi, Competition Project for Brazillia, (1956-1957)
“Forty years after Sant’Elia, a gigantic machine for living has been worked out in realizable detail. The house of the future is the “city within a house”.
Above is a model of a “Superblock” meant to house 16,000 people in four levels of 4,000 residents each. These “Superblocks” are arranged in three densely populated zones(48,000 residents each) that surround the government and business center. Under Levi’s plan, a whole city of 300,000 inhabitants would consist of only 18 residential buildings in addition to shopping centers, public buildings, etc.
Ivan Leonidov’s proposal for the Lenin Institute in Moscow (1927). Plan and elevation.
While I agree that Säynätsalo town hall is a wonderful building, a significant part of its charm comes simply from its incredibly small scale. In this context, it is interesting to note that the commune of Säynätsalo ceased to exist as a political entity in
2009 1993, when it was annexed to the city of Jyväskylä (134,000 inhabitants). Thus, what we are admiring is an empty shell that has been robbed of its political function.
Säynätsalo town hall continues to be fetishised as an architectural achievement to be emulated, even though the institutional structures that prompted its creation - Finland’s local government that was composed of small independent communities of a few thousand inhabitants - have been dismantled in pursuit of efficiency and global competitiveness.